Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Alice Holzhey-Kunz conducts: Ontic and Ontological Aspects of Anxiety, Guilt, Shame. Inner Circle Seminar 131 (14 September 2008)

Alice Holzhey-Kunz

The Twofold Meaning of Feelings

Ontic and Ontological Aspects
of Anxiety, Guilt and Shame

Alice Holzhey-Kunz
Inner Circle Seminar No. 131
introduced by

Anthony Stadlen
Sunday 14 September 2008
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr Alice Holzhey-Kunz is one of the world’s leading Daseinsanalysts. She was a pupil and colleague of Medard Boss. She is President of the Society for Hermeneutic Anthropology and Daseinsanalysis in Z├╝rich, and author of many papers and books on Daseinsanalysis. Today she will use short texts, by Kierkegaard on anxiety, by Heidegger on guilt, and by Sartre on shame, to show that anxiety, guilt and shame have both ontic and ontological meaning. Dr Holzhey-Kunz is a superb, clear and humorous teacher who will give examples to enable psychotherapists, whether beginner or advanced, to understand the practical, down-to-earth nature of this twofold meaning, and so be better able to help clients who are struggling with these fundamental feelings. You are welcome to contribute to the discussion, and to bring examples from your practice.

Venue: Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Cost: Existential trainees £44, students £96, others £120, IN ADVANCE
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail:

The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges, including Regent’s College.